Searching the library databases is very different than searching Google. To see an example of how to search a database, view the video below. The database highlighted in the video is called Academic Search Complete. It shows how to search using keywords as well as contains information on citing databases in MLA format.
Gale Literature contains full-text literary works, journal articles, literature criticism and analysis, reviews, author biographies, bibliographies, multimedia, and a rich collection of scholarly overviews.
Literary Reference Center Plus contains literary overviews, criticism, themes, plots, and characters. It also contains biographies, reviews, interviews, short stories, and novels.
Gale eBooks contain access to the specialized reference called Short Stories for Students. This reference discusses information on author biography, themes, plot summary, characters, historical context, criticism, and style for many popular short stories.
Bloom's Literature provides overviews, synopses, analyses, and literary criticism of thousands of works.
Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary database with access to articles from many different disciplines such as Literature, Health, Science, Business, and more.
Academic OneFile contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from leading journals and reference sources and includes coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, and, other subjects.
PsycArticles is a great place to find studies conducted about various aspects of family life, personality, and mental health.
Global Issues in Context offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. Global Issues in Context ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues and headlines in world hot spots.